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Sep 1, 2010 12:00am PDT
using chemical signals called neurotransmitters. the this circuit helps us to repeat the behaviors that make us happy while avoiding those that make us miserable. but as any adult knows, pleasure is not always good for you. tonight we'll also explore particularly dangerous forms of pleasure-seeking, addiction. long considered to be a moral weakness, addiction is now understood to be a biological disease. finally, we will explore the role that emotions play in decision-making and social interaction. next month, in part two of the emotional brain, we will turn our focus to negative emotions such as fear and anxiety. joining us tonight, a group of scientists who have devoted their lives to understanding the emotional brain. daniel salzman, he studies how the brain assigns an emotional value to the information that it receives from the five senses. he is an assistant professor of sky tri and neuroscience at columbia university. wolfram schultz. he studies how the brain's reward systems affect decision-making and learning. he is a professor of neuroscience at cambridge university and a
PBS
Sep 1, 2010 4:00pm PDT
anniversary of farm aid. we are glad you joined us. >> all i know is his name is james and he needs extra help with his reading. >> i am james. >> yes. >> to everyone making a difference, you help us live better. >> with every question and every answer, nationwide is proud to join tapis in working to remove obstacles to empowerment one obstacle at a time. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from the words like you. thank you. -- from viewers like you. ed thank you -- thank you. >> i am pleased to welcome norah jones to this program. she is on tour in support of her most recent cd. you can pick up a copy of her next project, a copy of many collective collaborations, and on october 2, she will be in milwaukee with an all-star lineup to celebrate the 25th anniversary of farmaid. before we get to that, here is the video from the song, "chasing pirates." >> ♪ and i do not know how to slow it down ♪ ♪ my mind is racing and ♪ i am chasing pirates ♪ my mind is racing, i am chasing pirates ♪ ♪ my mind is racing, i am chasing pirates ♪ >> we were chatting about tamoxif
PBS
Sep 1, 2010 3:00pm PDT
, margaret warner spoke with vice president biden. they met in a building north of baghdad that used to be saddam hussein' hunting lodge. >> mr. vice president, thank you for having us. >> happy to be with you, margaret. i really am. >> reporter: last night president obama said we have met our responsibility in iraq. we've been here a while. a lot of iraqis say to you, "you haven't. you came to our country, dictatorship, but at least we had services and we had security. now we don't have either." what do you say to them? i mean have we met our responsibility? >> the vast majority of iraqis i speak to acknowledge there is a great deal more security than there ever has been since the beginning of the war, number one. number two, the president said we have met our combat responsibilities, he means by that we have trained up 650,000 iraqi forces, and i might add, crack special forces, who really can do the job. but the president also pointed out that this is just the beginning of our engagement with iraq. we are ramping up our diplomatic and civilian engagement. we want to participate in helpi
PBS
Aug 31, 2010 5:30pm PDT
effective partner with us. >> this is not yet a country of peace, and it may not be for a long time. after seven years of violence, it is a country that feels itself to be free once again. the acting prime minister, nouri al maliki, announced today that iraq was once more sovereign and independent. the point of the american involvement here, supposedly, was to liberate the iraqi people and perhaps to start a domino effect against other middle eastern dictatorships. all that really happened as a result of the invasion in the short run was saddam hussein was overthrown and the whole country was laid waste. the invasion took power away from the minority sunni moslems and gave it to the shi'a majority. >> it was essentially a disaster. the worst disaster. >> worse than saddam himself? >> definitely worse than saddam. >> the military campaign was devastating. political fallout was marred by carelessness and lack of interest. president bush, shortly before the invasion, seems not to know that iraq was split into sunni and shi'a. his secretary of defense dumped a lengthy memo on how to administra
PBS
Sep 1, 2010 1:00am PDT
of concerns about what the treasury yields are telling us, that i think that september might be true to form. >> reporter: as to why september historically is so grim for stocks, experts have a few theories. some say investors refocus on their portfolios after summer vacation. others speculate many americans sell stocks in the fall to pay hefty tuition bills. suzanne pratt, "nightly business report," new york. >> susie: here are the stories in tonight's nbr newswheel. a mixed close on the last trading day of the month. the dow added five points, the nasdaq lost six, and the s&p 500 edged up a fraction. volume climbed a bit from yesterday's pace-- 1.4 billion shares on the big board and 2.1 billion on the nasdaq. minutes from the fed's latest policy meeting show some members think the central bank should provide more support if the economy weakens further. fed officials eventually agreed to reinvest the proceeds from their huge mortgage bond portfolio into treasuries. single family homes in major cities saw a modest price increase in june. the s&p/case shiller home price index ro
PBS
Sep 1, 2010 2:30pm PDT
beast -- peace for us and our neighbors and, i think we can say, the world. >> mr. obama also welcomed the leaders of the palestinian and the israelis. king abdullah and other leaders will join the talks. but is there it now and new commitment to achieve peace? our correspondent reports from the west bank on what are the unresolved tensions. >> on a hill overlooking the city of jerusalem, hundreds of jewish settlers came to bury the dead. the symmetry is on the most sacred place -- the cemetery is on the most sacred place any jew can be buried. they were struck dead by palestinian gunmen on tuesday. it was the worst attack in the west bank in four years. in an emotional farewell, and 19-year-old -- a 19-year-old promise to look after the children. the question is, what will be the fallout of these murders? jewish settlers are saying they will unilaterally break a ban on new construction in the occupied west bank. and hamas, the palestinian group that carried out these killings, say that will not be allowed. if either of those things are true, the peace talks in washington will be furth
PBS
Aug 31, 2010 6:00pm PDT
patriots who opposed it. and all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women, and our hopes for iraq's future. throughout our history, america has been willing to bear the burden of promoting liberty and human dignity overseas, understanding its links to our own liberty and security. but we have also understood that our nation's strength and influence abroad must be firmly anchored in our prosperity at home. and the bedrock of that prosperity must be a growing middle class. unfortunately, over the last decade, we've not done what's necessary to shore up the foundations of our own prosperity. we spent a trillion dollars at war. often financed by borrowing from overseas. this in turn has shortchanged investments in our own people and contributed to record deficits. for too long we have put off tough decisions on everything from our manufacturing base to our energy policy to education reform. as a result, too many middle class families find themselves working harder for less while our nation's long-term competitiveness is put at risk. and so at this moment, as we wind dow
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